ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) ---  Detectives are searching for answers in a south St. Louis neighborhood after a 15-year-old was killed early Sunday morning. 

Just before 6 a.m., officers arrived to the 7300 block of Vermont and found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head. He was later identified as Sentonio Cox of South City.

Limited details surrounding the shooting have been released. Officials have not released any descriptions of the suspect(s).

15 YO SHOT/ Vermont Ave scene

This fatal shooting marks the 15th child, under the age of 16, that has fallen victim to gun violence this summer. 

An 8-year-old girl was killed after shots were fired near a high school football jamboree. The girl, Jurnee Thompson, was attending the game with her cousins. 

St. Louis City officials announced a $25,000 reward will be offered for anyone that has information leading to an arrest in a case where a child has been shot.

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